Choosing the Right Weapon for Your Character

I’m a retired federal agent who for 30 years carried at least one weapon on my body while fighting crime. As a writer, I believe that a particular make and caliber of gun can be used to deepen a character’s persona. For example: You didn’t assign Inspector “Dirty Harry” Callahan cases, you just turned him loose. He didn’t just solve murder cases, he smashed them! He didn’t run the streets of San Francisco chasing ruthless criminals with a pithy .22 cal. handgun.  A wimpy gun would not be in character for a wild and crazy lawman that NEVER lost a fight. So what’s a hot-shot lawman going to carry?  He needs a weapon that not only gets the job done, but fits his fast and… Read More